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Help Save the Animals on Puzzle Island

Updated on February 7, 2018

When my children were little guys I had a part-time job doing home parties for Child's Play International. Puzzle Island was one of my best selling books. This was most likely because it is educational, fun, interactive, and will entertain not only children of all ages, but adults as well, for hours.

If you're wondering, the home parties that I would do were for children's books. I would go into people's homes, set up my books, tell the hostess and all of the guests about the different books available, and play a few games. It was a part-time job that I really enjoyed, and the most rewarding part of it was being able to get the parents excited over the books, who in turn would pass that onto their children.

What is Puzzle Island All About?

Everyone is invited to Puzzle Island to help find animals on the island that are close to extinction. On each page or section of the island there are letters in which you need to unscramble in order to find out exactly which animals you are to find hidden in each picture. It may be an upside down horse hidden in the bark of a tree, or a monkey in the shape of a cloud.

There are many other puzzles and mysteries to solve along the way, and although this book is recommended for children 5 and up, the younger children may need some help with spelling and for the final puzzle of the book.

Many children that have read this book, and solved the puzzles, have walked away feeling that they could change the world by finding these animals, and helping to save them from extinction.

Hours of Fun and Enjoyment

When I first ordered my copy of Puzzle Island I had it sitting out for not only my boys to enjoy but also for friends and relatives to have fun with as well. I remember one Christmas where all of the adults sat down around the table with Paul Adshead's (the author and artist of Puzzle Island) book, and we must have spent three hours trying to solve all the puzzles.

I personally recommend this book to everyone. It makes a wonderful family or children's gift for any time of the year. If you'd like to purchase this book all you have to do is click on the Buy Now button at the top of the page.

© 2014 Susan Zutautas

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mouse, Puzzle Island is one of my most treasured books. It's a lot of fun!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Sounds like a wonderfully fun book for children. I have personally always enjoyed find-it games myself.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RedShoesGirl: Adults love this book too and I've seen a few not able to put it down :)

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      RedShoesGirl 4 years ago

      When I was little there were only a few books for children, which looked so colorful and entertaining.Most

      of them were plain stories, captivating, but black and white. Now as a grownup I find myself reading a lot of books for kids.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I like the idea for this book. It looks like a wonderfully enjoyable way to teach care for animals and the environment.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DawnRae64: They have all kinds of wonderful children's books from bath books up into the teens.

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      Dawn 4 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Wow, I've never heard of that party sales company or the book. The book sounds like great fun! Thank you for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: It's a wonderful book. I still love to go through it and I've had it for so many years now.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a fun job that must have been! Sounds like a fun, interactive book.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: If you like the books "Finding Waldo" you'll love "Puzzle Island" even more :)

      Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      What a great message this book sends. I would love Puzzle Island. Thanks for introducing me to it.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Brite-Ideas: I sure did Barb. I volunteered at my boys grade schools as well in a program called Reading with Kids, which I very much enjoyed as well.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      @Susan Zutautas: The fact that you treasure the book is apparent in your personal storytelling about Puzzle Island, which makes your review of it even greater in credibility.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      what a terrific book idea for kids - you must have found it rewarding to do these home parties too

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ruthi: Thanks so much Ruthi, Puzzle Island is a book I truly love.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I have thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiasm of your review here for Puzzle Island! You have entertained a thought I have always had about books for kids - They are for adults to read too! Any book that can leave the reader feeling as though they can really change the world is a winner on my book shelf!

      Susan, thank you ever so much for rising to the book review challenge for children. Your review is wonderful and I hope to read many more book reviews from you.


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